Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 139 311
Rank change year-on-year +74 +172 +524
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,440 4,462 2,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.37% 2.52% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 2.75% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,852 3,640 1,735
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155,135 162,234 179,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.53% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 123,518 129,213 149,814
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,690
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% +0.40%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 7,024 £65,000 +4.00% 1,085
London +46 4,357 £70,000 - 652
UK excluding London +126 2,967 £54,000 +8.00% 488
South East +71 835 £57,500 +4.55% 130
North of England +132 750 £47,500 +5.56% 164
North West +137 488 £50,000 +11.11% 85
Midlands +106 447 £52,500 +16.67% 64
East of England +133 352 £55,000 - 48
South West +24 263 £55,000 +15.79% 27
West Midlands +54 242 £50,000 +17.65% 39
Scotland +93 241 £52,500 -4.55% 30
Yorkshire +77 230 £47,500 -5.00% 62
East Midlands +131 211 £55,250 +10.50% 25
Wales +46 71 £47,000 +11.90% 9
North East -2 33 £41,250 +3.13% 17
Northern Ireland +14 14 £50,750 -27.50% 16

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,793 (64.42%) Agile Software Development
2 3,853 (51.79%) Java
3 2,546 (34.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2,545 (34.21%) DevOps
5 2,348 (31.56%) TDD
6 2,212 (29.73%) JavaScript
7 2,046 (27.50%) Docker
8 2,039 (27.41%) Software Engineering
9 1,897 (25.50%) .NET
10 1,871 (25.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,852 (24.89%) C#
12 1,794 (24.11%) Spring
13 1,781 (23.94%) Finance
14 1,691 (22.73%) SQL
15 1,687 (22.67%) AngularJS
16 1,602 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
17 1,529 (20.55%) Scrum
18 1,497 (20.12%) RESTful
19 1,468 (19.73%) Web Services
20 1,375 (18.48%) REST
21 1,251 (16.81%) React
22 1,229 (16.52%) NoSQL
23 1,208 (16.24%) HTML
24 1,191 (16.01%) Python
25 1,181 (15.87%) Git (software)
26 1,150 (15.46%) Jenkins
27 1,142 (15.35%) MVC
28 1,121 (15.07%) Java 8
29 1,080 (14.52%) CSS
30 1,069 (14.37%) Linux

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 398 (5.35%) Elasticsearch
2 230 (3.09%) CMS
2 230 (3.09%) Confluence
3 202 (2.72%) Apache Spark
4 168 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 160 (2.15%) Apache
6 129 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 127 (1.71%) WebSphere
8 108 (1.45%) JBoss
9 97 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
10 90 (1.21%) EPiServer
11 74 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 72 (0.97%) SharePoint
13 71 (0.95%) OpenStack
14 63 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 54 (0.73%) NServiceBus
16 45 (0.60%) Apache Solr
17 44 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 36 (0.48%) IIS
19 33 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 10 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.12%) Maya
6 7 (0.094%) HipChat
7 6 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.013%) Mingle
8 1 (0.013%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.013%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.013%) Weka
Business Applications
1 87 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 58 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
4 41 (0.55%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.13%) Magento
7 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
10 5 (0.067%) BASE24
10 5 (0.067%) Eagle PACE
10 5 (0.067%) Elite 3E
10 5 (0.067%) Front Arena
10 5 (0.067%) Postilion
10 5 (0.067%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.054%) Distributed Ledger
11 4 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.054%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 2,546 (34.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1,871 (25.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 480 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 391 (5.26%) Serverless
5 325 (4.37%) SaaS
6 315 (4.23%) PaaS
7 195 (2.62%) GitHub
8 177 (2.38%) OpenShift
9 171 (2.30%) IaaS
10 162 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 161 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
12 150 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
13 140 (1.88%) npm
14 115 (1.55%) Amazon S3
15 112 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
16 70 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
17 46 (0.62%) Office 365
18 45 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
19 40 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 31 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 191 (2.57%) HTTP
2 95 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 73 (0.98%) Firewall
4 63 (0.85%) Internet
5 40 (0.54%) VPN
6 35 (0.47%) AMQP
6 35 (0.47%) DNS
7 21 (0.28%) IPv4
7 21 (0.28%) IPv6
7 21 (0.28%) SMS
8 19 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
9 17 (0.23%) SSH
10 16 (0.22%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 16 (0.22%) SNMP
11 13 (0.17%) SMPP
12 12 (0.16%) SSL
13 11 (0.15%) FTP
14 9 (0.12%) LAN
15 8 (0.11%) Broadband
15 8 (0.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,229 (16.52%) NoSQL
2 1,017 (13.67%) SQL Server
3 807 (10.85%) MongoDB
4 604 (8.12%) Big Data
5 492 (6.61%) MySQL
6 475 (6.38%) Relational Database
7 443 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
8 360 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 255 (3.43%) Hadoop
10 222 (2.98%) RDBMS
11 182 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 180 (2.42%) Blockchain
13 172 (2.31%) Redis
14 89 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
15 87 (1.17%) Couchbase
16 75 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 74 (0.99%) CouchDB
17 74 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
18 69 (0.93%) Neo4j
19 65 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,181 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 1,150 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 559 (7.51%) Maven
4 542 (7.28%) JIRA
5 379 (5.09%) Selenium
6 363 (4.88%) TeamCity
7 352 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 342 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 325 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 324 (4.35%) JUnit
11 278 (3.74%) Visual Studio
12 266 (3.58%) Gradle
13 253 (3.40%) Cucumber
14 243 (3.27%) Subversion
15 200 (2.69%) Vagrant
16 172 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
17 146 (1.96%) gulp
18 143 (1.92%) Bitbucket
19 121 (1.63%) Mocha
20 118 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,781 (23.94%) Finance
2 636 (8.55%) Banking
3 536 (7.20%) Retail
4 330 (4.44%) Games
5 231 (3.10%) Marketing
6 204 (2.74%) Front Office
7 169 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 151 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 137 (1.84%) Law
10 135 (1.81%) Advertising
11 115 (1.55%) Telecoms
12 95 (1.28%) Back Office
13 77 (1.03%) Manufacturing
14 74 (0.99%) Publishing
15 57 (0.77%) Legal
16 54 (0.73%) Automotive
17 44 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 39 (0.52%) Electronics
19 20 (0.27%) Multimedia
20 13 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,924 (52.74%) Developer
2 1,786 (24.01%) Java Developer
3 1,035 (13.91%) Senior Developer
4 933 (12.54%) Software Engineer
5 929 (12.49%) Architect
6 768 (10.32%) .NET Developer
7 615 (8.27%) C# Developer
8 575 (7.73%) Java Engineer
9 487 (6.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 411 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
11 406 (5.46%) Java Software Engineer
12 393 (5.28%) Lead Developer
13 387 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
14 377 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
15 362 (4.87%) Software Developer
16 316 (4.25%) AWS Developer
17 308 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
18 235 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
19 205 (2.76%) Agile Developer
20 203 (2.73%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,897 (25.50%) .NET
2 1,794 (24.11%) Spring
3 1,687 (22.67%) AngularJS
4 1,497 (20.12%) RESTful
5 1,468 (19.73%) Web Services
6 1,375 (18.48%) REST
7 1,251 (16.81%) React
8 1,208 (16.24%) HTML
9 1,080 (14.52%) CSS
10 1,014 (13.63%) Node.js
11 927 (12.46%) Spring Boot
12 740 (9.95%) ASP.NET
13 676 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
14 600 (8.06%) HTML5
15 588 (7.90%) Hibernate
16 529 (7.11%) .NET Core
17 497 (6.68%) Kafka
18 478 (6.42%) J2EE
19 471 (6.33%) jQuery
20 456 (6.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 833 (11.20%) Greenfield Project
2 699 (9.40%) Fintech
3 524 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 468 (6.29%) User Experience
5 343 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
6 304 (4.09%) Mobile App
7 292 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 245 (3.29%) Cloud Native
9 230 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
10 171 (2.30%) Algorithms
11 147 (1.98%) Public Cloud
12 141 (1.90%) Hedge funds
13 110 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
14 107 (1.44%) N-Tier
15 100 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 94 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 89 (1.20%) Management Information System
18 88 (1.18%) Blog
19 85 (1.14%) Virtual Team
20 76 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,069 (14.37%) Linux
2 340 (4.57%) Windows
3 251 (3.37%) Unix
4 160 (2.15%) Android
5 135 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 52 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 41 (0.55%) CentOS
8 38 (0.51%) Debian
9 33 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.34%) Windows Server
11 21 (0.28%) FreeBSD
12 12 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.13%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
15 9 (0.12%) Solaris
16 6 (0.081%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.040%) DC/OS
19 2 (0.027%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,793 (64.42%) Agile Software Development
2 2,545 (34.21%) DevOps
3 2,348 (31.56%) TDD
4 2,039 (27.41%) Software Engineering
5 1,602 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
6 1,529 (20.55%) Scrum
7 1,142 (15.35%) MVC
8 1,044 (14.03%) Test Automation
9 1,042 (14.01%) SOA
10 1,000 (13.44%) BDD
11 890 (11.96%) Open Source
12 882 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
13 767 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 767 (10.31%) OO
14 722 (9.70%) Mentoring
15 605 (8.13%) E-Commerce
16 529 (7.11%) SOLID
17 495 (6.65%) Pair Programming
18 466 (6.26%) SDLC
19 448 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,853 (51.79%) Java
2 2,212 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 1,852 (24.89%) C#
4 1,691 (22.73%) SQL
5 1,191 (16.01%) Python
6 1,121 (15.07%) Java 8
7 567 (7.62%) Scala
8 392 (5.27%) Go
9 381 (5.12%) PHP
10 374 (5.03%) Ruby
11 286 (3.84%) T-SQL
12 243 (3.27%) TypeScript
13 219 (2.94%) Bash Shell
14 188 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 187 (2.51%) C++
16 163 (2.19%) C
17 132 (1.77%) Groovy
18 122 (1.64%) Perl
19 115 (1.55%) Kotlin
20 107 (1.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 737 (9.91%) Degree
2 251 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (1.18%) Master's Degree
4 80 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 74 (0.99%) AWS Certification
6 60 (0.81%) SAFe Agilist
7 41 (0.55%) SC Cleared
8 32 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 30 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.38%) ISEB
11 27 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 23 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
13 14 (0.19%) PhD
14 13 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (0.15%) CISSP
15 11 (0.15%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.13%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
17 9 (0.12%) RHCE
18 8 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (5.94%) QA
2 228 (3.06%) GCP
3 68 (0.91%) GDPR
4 43 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.36%) SLA
6 15 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.12%) PSD2
9 6 (0.081%) COBIT
9 6 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.081%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.054%) PMO
10 4 (0.054%) SEPA
11 3 (0.040%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.040%) MiFID
12 2 (0.027%) WCAG
13 1 (0.013%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.013%) EMIR
13 1 (0.013%) HL7
13 1 (0.013%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 2,046 (27.50%) Docker
2 100 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.20%) iptables
5 15 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (0.17%) Active Directory
8 9 (0.12%) HDFS
9 8 (0.11%) XenServer
10 7 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.067%) KVM
11 5 (0.067%) Varnish
11 5 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.067%) vSphere
12 4 (0.054%) NFS
13 3 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.040%) XenApp
13 3 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 950 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 747 (10.04%) Ansible
3 666 (8.95%) Terraform
4 537 (7.22%) Puppet
5 531 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 102 (1.37%) Consul
7 95 (1.28%) Salt
8 71 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
9 69 (0.93%) Kibana
10 58 (0.78%) Packer
11 56 (0.75%) Nagios
12 54 (0.73%) Grafana
13 53 (0.71%) Rundeck
14 51 (0.69%) Graphite
15 50 (0.67%) ZABBIX
16 43 (0.58%) Prometheus
17 35 (0.47%) Opsview
18 34 (0.46%) Mesos
19 32 (0.43%) Marathon
20 26 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 694 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 531 (7.14%) Oracle
3 467 (6.28%) Google
4 165 (2.22%) SAP
5 139 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 121 (1.63%) Splunk
7 120 (1.61%) VMware
8 118 (1.59%) IBM
9 108 (1.45%) Sitecore
10 91 (1.22%) hybris
11 83 (1.12%) Atlassian
12 68 (0.91%) WorldPay
12 68 (0.91%) Xamarin
13 64 (0.86%) RedGate
14 62 (0.83%) ServiceNow
15 59 (0.79%) Adobe
16 58 (0.78%) MuleSoft
17 56 (0.75%) Capita
17 56 (0.75%) Nintex
18 55 (0.74%) AppDynamics